Chicago Critics Film Festival

Fri, May 12th, 2017 to Thu, May 18th, 2017


THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVAL returns to the Music Box for its Fifth Anniversary! The only current example of a major film critics group hosting its own festival, the week-long event offers a selection of films comprised of recent festival favorites and as-yet-undistributed works from a wide variety of filmmakers ranging from award winners to talented newcomers chosen by members of the organization.

Just a small taste of what is to come includes THE HERO from director Brett Haley (I’ll See You In My Dreams) starring Sam Elliott as a Western icon seeking a comeback; Jeff Baena’s THE LITTLE HOURS, a sexy comedy based on The Decameron, starring Alison Brie, Dave Franco and Aubrey Plaza; Marianna Palka’s BITCH about a depressed wife who assumes the psyche of a dog alongside Jason Ritter & Jaime King and the comedy BAND AID, written, directed & starring Zoe Lister-Jones along with Adam Pally and Fred Armisen. The fest will also feature festival award winners such as BEACH RATS (Best Director, Sundance 2017), BIRDBOY: THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN (Best Animated Feature, Goyas) and DINA (Grand Jury Prize, Sundance 2017.) This is only a preview of a program that will include over 25 feature films and shorts.

2017 Chicago Critics Film Festival Films

Band Aid

Beach Rats

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children



The Hero

The Little Hours

More Films to be announced